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Thread: Looking for ideas for a quilting presentation

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    Creativity is an important part of a persons life too. And quilting is a good way to learn color, math, it is social, it is a good way to make a living. You might make a living teaching all aspects of it. It is used as an excellent way to help hospital patients, nursing home patients etc. etc.

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    I don't know if you have access to any digital versions of quilt magazines or if you have print versions ask your instructor if you can take a picture of the line drawings which is clip art. Copy and paste it into word or paint, crop any extra space then copy and paste it into your PowerPoint slide. There should be drawings on some websites that offer free patterns you could copy and paste also. Make sure you only do this with free patterns and you need to cite the website either on the respective slide or on a works cited slide at the end. One more suggestion don't try to cover many different topics of quilting. These are nonquilters so tons of unfamiliar info will make them glassy eyed. Keep your topic narrow and related enough to keep them engaged. Good luck you'll do great I'm sure!
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    One more point- most cultures have some type of quilting or similar textile arts-it is a "tie that binds us together".
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    Be sure to carry your papers for your talk in a quilted bag you made, and maybe have a quilted pillow to sit on.......get your visuals in anyway you can!

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    Quilting presentation

    Do a demo of how a block is made, from the cutting with the rotary cutter to the quilting. The power point requirement could be be briefest of the steps involved. If you don't have to use clipart, skip it. To save time you could do the demo
    in steps that are mostly predone like is done on the TV presentations. Have the finished product to show. Do the whole thing like you were talking to a nonquilter friend.

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    Such great ideas, be sure to mention the cyber quilting community.

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    Suggestion -- in your presentation, answer these questions:
    3 minutes: what is a quilt?
    3 minutes: what is the basic process for making a quilt?
    a) pattern selection
    a) fabric selection / color combinations (warm vs cool colors, perhaps)
    b) fabric preparation / cutting out the pieces / sewing them together in to create a pattern
    3 minutes: why do you make quilts?
    3 minutes: how does making a quilt benefit you?
    a) satisfies personal desire to create
    b) provides personal satisfaction of a job well done
    c) challenges you mentally throughout the entire process from considering a pattern to completed project.
    d) encourages you to start the process all over again

    This is such a huge topic that could lead you "into the weeds", it's a good idea to start with the narrow scope (questions) as a guide and then expand if you have time.

    Perhaps you will pique someone's interest...and you have another quilting buddy. Enjoy the process and you will do just fine!!
    MCH aka PansyRose
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    Just an idea. Cover the table you use for the power point with a quilt so the students can at least see one.

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    I appreciate everyones imput on this. I am excited to write this paper now. I just got the video why quilts matter. I think I should be able to put it all together but I don't know that I would have been able to without all the help I got from all of you. You have been great. My cyber family is great and greatly appreciated.

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    Do something funny about how people react when they receive a quilt. To drive your point after your presentation award one of your audience with a finished quilt block or mini quilt. Reactions of our furry kids when they are around a quilt. Or a beautiful quilt intendeed for a human given to the dog by the reciepent.
    www.etsy.com/shop/quiltinglycaroline

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